Thursday, July 14, 2016

Whisky Review: Pig's Nose Blended Scotch Whisky

Pig's Nose Blended Scotch Whisky

Age Statement


Twist off metal cap


Blended Scotch, just above entry level candidate like Ballantine's Finest.

Nose (undiluted)
Spirity, floral, sweetness, roses, dusty sherry.

Palate (undiluted)
Sweet entry of raspberries, strawberry jelly, but quickly turns malty, cheap oak chased by a spicy graininess that I liked to carmelized onions on a steak.  Good on steak but not in your whisky.

Finish (undiluted)
Some malt, oak and strawberries fight against an unrelenting tide of graininess, and ordinary table salt and pepper and loses.  You are left with pencil lead and stale rye bread.

General Impressions
This is Cream Soda with alcohol.  Sweet strawberries contributed to by ex sherry casks that have seen better days, old oak and grain whiskies that overwhelm.  The young whiskies making up this blend are too young contributing to graininess that is over the top.  The sherry notes contributed by ex-sherry casks taste more like balsamic vinegar.  Not a good thing.

This is not suitable for sipping.  Use it as a base of a whisky cocktail.  I cannot recommend this to be enjoyed neat.  That being said, the company that produces this whisky does make a great blended malt called Sheep Dip that I would encourage you to try.


Jason Debly


  1. Watched the vid and worried the whole thine that you would knock the bottle off the table with your elbow. Would be no great loss, I guess. I suspect you got this from a friend who said "I can't take any more of this stuff, you want it?" The expression on your face when you tasted said it all!

    1. I actually bought this bottle and it has been consistently disappointing from first sip to the last.

      I think it is time to review some good stuff!

  2. Thank you for the honest review, so hard to come by. Interestingly enough when I lived in Cambeltown they pronounced White & Mackay as White & Mackai but when I lived in Helensburgh they pronounced it Mackay. In any event, good to see reviews of all levels of Whisky. Cheers


  3. Good to read an honest review, thank you.